Snow messes up another Monday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Of course it snowed again. What made us think the first Monday in March would be any different than all those Mondays in February? The only good thing about snow on another Monday morning is that, by now, we know what to do to dig our cars out and we all have a plan like New Haven resident Dave Williams.

“Started early and cleared it off,” explained Williams. “I made a whole path last night by myself. Helped a couple people out last night so early morning, I can go right out right now.”

His car was snow-free in the driveway on Lander Street. Across the street, Ron Dawson was still brushing off the smaller of his cars.

“You see I’m just doing the little stuff,” Dawson said. Then he pointed to a big truck still covered in snow. “I haven’t cleaned off the big boy yet. I think I’m going to let that stay for a little while, because my back is killing me.”

That truck may have to wait until spring. At least the main streets in and around New Haven were actually pretty good for the Monday morning rush hour. It was the side streets and driveways that needed work.

“It slows me down,” said New Haven resident Karen Kennon, sheepishly. “I mean, I work for the state of Connecticut and there’s no delays, so I’m going to be a little late. Sorry.”

You know who can’t be late? A letter carrier for the post office. That’s Chris Burke’s job, and we found him clearing his sidewalk. He hopes everyone else does the same.

“You would like for people to shovel their walkways so we can get to the mailboxes,” Burke said. “But you know, it doesn’t always happen that way.”

It seems that what does always happen now is Monday snow, and your friendly neighborhood mailman is ready for spring.

“I can’t wait for it to get here. I cannot wait for it to get here,” Burke said.

In the meantime, New Haven is getting to the point where we have so much snow, piled up so high at intersections and the ends of driveways and parking lots, that as you try to pull out into traffic or cross the street, whether you’re a little kid or a grown man, it is so easy to disappear completely behind the snow piles.

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